Bridgewater State Outslugs Baseball, 15-3

Freshman first baseman Alex Newton
Freshman first baseman Alex Newton

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's baseball team visiting Bridgewater State, in a non-conference game at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Thursday.

The Bears took the lead by scoring five runs in the top of the first inning. Junior shortstop Trevor Lawson (Easton, MA/Oliver Ames HS) and junior right fielder Tory Buck (Shelburne Falls, MA/Mohawk Trail Regional HS) each had two-run singles, and junior third baseman Craig Stewart (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) had an RBI single. Senior catcher Matt Worden (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) knocked in a run for the Corsairs in their half of the first with a single.

BSU got five more in the top of the fourth. Junior second baseman Sean Riley (Fairhaven, MA/Fairhaven HS) knocked in two runs with a triple and junior designated hitter Jose Polanco (Lawrence, MA/Central Catholic HS) and Lawson each singled home a run.

Freshman first baseman Alex Newton (Saco, ME/Thornton Academy/Franklin Pierce) doubled home UMD's other two runs in the last of the fifth inning.

The Bears finished the game with 20 hits. Junior Bryant Warner (Harwich, MA/Harwich HS) went the route for BSU on the mound, improving to 3-1. Junior John Quigg (Weymouth, MA/Archbishop Williams HS) started and took the loss for UMass Dartmouth, falling to 2-2.

"We got down early, and that swung the momentum to the point that it was tough to come back from," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Bob Prince. "You have to play station to station baseball, and that puts a lot of pressure on your offense. When you're playing a good team, they don't allow that, and when they get you down by a few, they hold you there. When we get down early, we just don't have the type of offense to come back from a big deficit, especially when we're playing a good team."

UMass Dartmouth dropped to 13-17 with the defeat, while Bridgewater State improved to 21-12 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Western Connecticut State Saturday. The Bears will

visit Worcester State Saturday.


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